KiCad 4.x Tutorial: Installation

KiCad is an open-source PCB design software. This is a step-by-step guide on how to install that.

About KiCad

KiCad released in 1992 by Jean-Pierre Charras, but is now currently under development by the KiCad Developers Team. KiCad is an open source and cross-platform software suite for Electronic Design Automation (EDA) which is licensed under GNU GPL v3.


You can download KiCad installer from KiCad: Download. There are a lot of installers for various platforms, but now we try to install KiCad into a windows PC.

(KiCad Installer)

Execute the installer after download , then you can see “Welcome to Kicad 4.x Setup” window. Click Next to continue.

(Welcome to Kicad 4.x Setup)

Select the components you want to install and click Next to cotinue.

(Chose Components)

KiCad will be installed in the default folder. If you want to install in a different folder, click Browse and select another folder. Click Install to start the installation.

(Chose Install Location)

Click Finish to close KiCad 4.x Setup window.

(Completing KiCad 4.x Setup)

KiCad starts automatically.

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